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Miami Cop Kills Naked Assailant Rudy Eugene, Caught Chewing Man’s Face Off

Rudy Eugene (L), and victim Ronald Poppo

Fans of the ‘zombie apocalypse’ genre are abuzz after a bizarre police shooting in which a naked assailant was spotted chewing on the face of another man on a Miami highway Saturday.

The Associated Press reports that a woman spotted 31-year old Rudy Eugene fighting with another naked man, 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, on an offramp of the MacArthur Causeway around 2pm Saturday afternoon. The quick-thinking citizen flagged down a police car and the unnamed officer arriving on the scene ordered Eugene to back away from his victim.

“A homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death. The police officer confronted the aggressor and he was like a rabid dog and confronted the officer,” witness Larry Vega told Local10. Eugene reportedly growled at the officer, at which point he opened fire. In true zombie fashion, the bullet did not stop Eugene. It took three more shots before he fell dead.

Police claim that Eugene may have been tripping on a new, extremely potent form of LSD, or perhaps high on bath salts.

“What’s happening is whenever we see that a person has taken all of his clothes off and has become violent, it’s indicative of this excited delirium that’s caused by overdose of drugs,” Armando Aguilar, of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, told WSVN.

Poppo was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition with more than 75% of his face missing.

Traffic, much of it headed to Miami Beach for a hip-hop festival, was snarled while police investigated the fatal shooting.

Javier Ortiz, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police in Miami, told the AP that he believes the officer who shot the crazed cannibal “is a hero and saved a life.”

On Wednesday, the Miami Herald released a long-distance surveillance video showing Rudy Eugene’s entire 18-minute attack on Poppo, including the fatal police shooting of the attacker. It is shown here, below.

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One Comment

  1. YAHAIRAJune 28, 2012 at 10:48 amReply

    Isn’t that impossible? Maybe he turned into a cannibal. Where can zombies be spotted anywhere else?
    That’s delusional!

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